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Sports letter: Rich and tired - what a strain

Sir: What is the world coming to? A fortnight ago the Leicester City manager, Martin O'Neill, was complaining that his (presumably well paid) players are "tired", having played two games over three days during the Christmas holiday.

Then today (7 January) we hear that Robbie Fowler has rejected a contract worth pounds 35,000 a week. I despair... I am a nurse, regularly pay good money to watch football and players who wouldn't get out of bed for what I earn, and am expected to cry into my cornflakes for managers and players alike! Get into the real world, fellas!


Southwark, London